Student Awards

OFFICE OF THE UNIVERSITY REGISTRAR

Student Awards

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Awards for Faculty of Education Students

The following awards have been made available thanks to the generosity of Queen's donors.

Students who are currently registered at Queen's University can apply for the following awards. Students will be notified by either the Student Awards Office or their Faculty if they have been selected for an award. 

Please pay close attention to the application instructions and deadlines.


Aboriginal Teacher Education Practicum Award

Established in November 2015 by Nancy Gray, BA'77 and her husband William Gray. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic achievement to part-time or full-time students in the Diploma or Bachelor of Education programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through a practicum placement within a First Nations school or provincial school. First preference will be given to community based Aboriginal Teacher Education program students and second preference will be given to Aboriginal students. The award may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University. The application process consists of two stages: 1) a financial statement submitted in September to Student Awards to determine eligibility 2) a proposal and application submitted in November to the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education. Selection will be made by the Student and Faculty Travel Awards Committee in the Faculty of Education.

Bamji International Practicum Placement Award

Established in November 2004 by Dr. Pervez (Perry) and Mrs. Annamaria Bamji to promote goodwill and understanding amongst students participating in international study. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to support a final year full-time Concurrent Education student in the Faculty of Education, wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through and alternative placement. The award may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The application process consists of two stages: 1) a financial statement submitted in September to Student Awards to determine eligibility 2) a proposal and application submitted in November to the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education. Selection will be made by the Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards Committee in the Faculty of Education. At the end of their international practicum placement, award recipients are expected submit a report or paper outlining the results of their studies abroad.

Charles Martyn Elliott and Kathleen Mead Elliott Award for Travel Fellowships in Education

Established in memory of Charles Martyn Elliott (Arts '44, and the first Superintendent of Schools in the City of Oshawa) and Kathleen Mead Elliott (Arts '42, and a member of the executive of the Queen's Summer School Association) by a bequest from the estate of Kathleen Mead Elliott. Elliott Travel Fellowships for study outside Canada in the field of teacher education, pedagogy, or a related field are awarded to students enrolled in the Faculty of Education. In order to be eligible for this award, applicants must demonstrate financial need. Fellowships may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The application process consists of two stages: 1) a financial statement submitted in September to Student Awards to determine eligibility 2) a proposal and application submitted in November to the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education. Selection will be made by the Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards Committee in the Faculty of Education. Preference is given for small budget, high impact proposals. At the end of their international practicum placement, award recipients are expected submit a report or paper outlining the results of their studies abroad.

The Hajee Family Travel Fellowships in Education

Established in November 2014 by Khalil and Jessica Hajee to promote research or development projects in Africa. Awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement to full-time students in teacher education or graduate programs in the Faculty of Education wishing to broaden their studies through an alternative practicum placement or research project in Africa. The award may be used for travel expenses, living expenses, and academic fees payable to Queen's University and to other academic institutions in connection with the studies undertaken. The application process consists of two stages: 1) a financial statement submitted in September to Student Awards to determine eligibility 2) a proposal and application submitted in November to the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education. Selection will be made by the Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards Committee in the Faculty of Education.

John R. McCarthy Scholarship

Established in 1987 by John R. McCarthy, B.A.'43, LL.D.'67, former Deputy Minister of University Affairs and Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario. Awarded to a student who has graduated with at least second-class standing from either a three-year or four-year degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University who is normally domiciled in Ontario and will be enrolling in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University in the fall session immediately following graduation. The student selected will have displayed leadership in student government and student affairs, made a personal contribution to the life of the University, shown a fondness and aptitude for sports and displayed leadership and sense of fair play in athletic endeavours. A letter of application, a resume, and two letters of reference must be submitted to Student Services at the Faculty of Education by January 15. Reference letters should be sent directly by the referees, to the Faculty of Education. All documents can be submitted either by mail or email.

Upitis International Study Award

Awarded annually to full-time students in teacher education and graduate programs enrolled in any Faculty of Education program wishing to broaden their studies in the international environment through an alternative placement. Awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement and involvement in extra curricular activities, preferably volunteer work for humanitarian causes. The application process consists of two stages: 1) a financial statement submitted in September to Student Awards to determine eligibility 2) a proposal and application submitted in November to the Assistant to the Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education. Selection will be made by the Bamji/Elliott/Hajee/Upitis Awards Committee in the Faculty of Education.

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